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Unity Mural Creation

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Students and faculty from Bowie State University and the University of Maryland are coming together to create a mural that reflects healing and unity. The artwork is also intended to serve as a reminder of the importance of overcoming hate and violence on campus and in our community.

NextNOW Fest attendees are invited to contribute their artistic talents to the mural. When it is completed, the panels will be split, and displayed at both BSU and UMD, with the hope that healing through art and creative expression can bring the two campuses together.

NextNOW Fest

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 11:00pm

 NextNOW Fest is an arts festival for Terps, by Terps. Co-curated with student groups and on-campus departments, this artistic playground amplifies the voices of intriguing, inventive performing and visual artists from around campus and the country.

Often surprising, sometimes unconventional and always exciting, NextNOW Fest creates an unexpected festival experience at the creative hub of the performing arts at the University of Maryland.

Students and faculty from Bowie State University and the University of Maryland are coming together to create a mural that reflects healing and unity. The artwork is also intended to serve as a reminder of the importance of overcoming hate and violence on campus and in our community. When it is completed, the panels will be split, and displayed at both BSU and UMD, with the hope that healing through art and creative expression can bring the two campuses together.

Israel, The U.S. & The Media: Inherent Enemies?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Aluf Benn, Editor-in-chief of Ha'aretz will talk with Prof. Yoram Peri, Director of UMD's Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies and Prof. Dana Priest, Knight Chair of Philip Merrill college of Journalism. There will be a reception following the event, but please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/HFQcUA7mkahC3wE73 or to Avis Koeiman at akoeiman@umd.edu.

The Amish Project

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Shots are fired in a school house, and the world seems to stop. A stunned community — teachers, parents, friends, families of the victims and the perpetrators — must find a way to keep living their lives. This lyrical and potent drama explores the aftermath of a school shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. This play was inspired by the tragic 2006 shooting at an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Ahamefule J. Oluo: Now I'm Fine

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 8:00pm

As the star of his own musical autobiography, comedian/musician/storyteller Ahamefule J. Oluo is electrifying. Part experimental pop opera for 17-piece orchestra and part comedic storytelling piece, Now I’m Fine is compellingly energetic, blending original music with darkly comic personal monologues about illness, despair and regeneration. A virtuosic performance by vocalist okanomodé further illuminates this deeply relatable story that ranges from epic to intimate. Oluo’s storytelling was recently featured on This American Life. He is the founder of the hard-jazz quartet Industrial Revelation and has collaborated with Macklemore, Das Racist, Hey Marseilles and many others.

Opera New Work Reading: The Young King

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

An innocent boy, son to a family of goat herders, is found to be heir to the kingdom. Riches and luxury are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? This world premiere musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Young King by Martin Hennessy with libretto by Tom Rowan, addresses human rights and social justice issues directly relevant to contemporary wealth and income inequality struggles. Performed by Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) artists. Hennessy is the winner of the inaugural Opera Composition Contest, a joint effort between MOS and the Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work.

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

Cecily and Gwendolyn know that the only really safe name for a suitable suitor is Earnest. But Algy and Jack, the two blundering bachelors who set out to woo them, don't let a little detail like that stand in their way. The main thing standing in their way is the formidable Lady Bracknell, who is intent on ensuring everything is properly buttoned up. Alas, the game of Victorian-era courting goes hilariously awry in this beloved classic comedy of manners.

Small Business/Big Art: JACK Quartet

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The business of being an artist is rapidly changing. Small Business/Big Art is a series of moderated conversations with students and entrepreneurial artists in casual settings that reveal the new and changing ways artists create business models that sustain them both operationally and artistically. Join members of the JACK Quartet, an artist-led organization and string quartet, and directors from Art Works Now, a locally based artist-led small business, for this highly interactive and informative discussion. To reserve your space please send an email to engage.theclarice@umd.edu

34th Annual Choreographers' Showcase

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Called a rite of passage in the DC-area dance community by The Washington Post, the Choreographers Showcase is one of the longest-running showcases of new and established choreographers in the country. Presented in partnership with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the showcase has been inspiring dance audiences and building the regional dance community since 1983. The showcase features voting for the Audience Choice Award. The winner is eligible to participate in NextLOOK, a community incubator program in partnership with Joe's Movement Emporium to support the development of new work by regional artists. For participation information, visit theclarice.umd.edu. Program: Merde - Tarik O'Meally Antlers - Rachel Shaver Waking Darkness, Waiting Light (Excerpt) - Colette Krogol & Matthew Reeves Intermission Ideas - Matthew Rock Lost - Sandra Lacy NexUS - Tiffanie Carson Two performances: 3PM and 8PM

 

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